To start with self-hosting you will need the following things:
First, download the bot's source code. This can be done by running this command in a terminal on the machine you are going to host the bot on:
cd cakebot to move the terminal into that directory.
The next step is simple, you need to install the bot's dependencies and build the code.
First, to install the dependencies, just run
If you don't have a proper C compiler installed, then some of the optional modules may not be built.
It will say at the end if this is the case, you will get some scary-looking error messages.
If you do, just run
npm install --no-optional.
Next, run the build command, which is just
npm run build.
It should complete without any issues.
Lastly, you will need to create a launcher script for the bot. Please consult the launcher guide.